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Trust Fund to Support the Participation of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the work of the HRC

In accordance with its resolution 19/26 of 23 March 2012, the Human Rights Council (HRC) established the Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund to Support the Participation of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the work of the Human Rights Council (HRC).

On 24 March 2017, the Human  Rights Council adopted  without a vote resolution 34/40 entitled Promoting the Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund to Support the Participation of Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States in the Work of the Human Rights Council. 

Resolution 34/40 was sponsored /co-sponsored by 120 countries hence becoming the second most sponsored resolution since the establishment of the Human Rights Council in 2006.

The Fund is managed by the Human Rights Council Branch of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and provides funding for various activities such as trainings, participation in HRC sessions, and fellowships. Learn more.

Get to know (bios and pictures) the 2017 Beneficiary Delegates of the Trust Fund (6-29 September 2017)

1. Angola
2. Belize
3. Comoros
4. Guinea Bissau
5. Mali

Get to know (bios and pictures) the 2017 Beneficiary Delegates of the Trust Fund (6-29 September 2017)

Fellowship programme 2017 (6 September - 22 November 2017)

1. Cambodia
2. Malawi
3. Marshall Islands
4. Mauritania
5. Samoa

Get to know (bios and pictures) the 2017 Beneficiary Fellows of the Trust Fund (6 September-22 November)

E-learning tool

The new e-Learning Tool on the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms aims to ensure an increase in the participation of LDCs and SIDS in the work of the Human Rights Council. It is the first-ever online (and free) training on the Human Rights Council designed for government officials, particularly those coming from LDCs and SIDS. Read more.

To have a look at the E-Learning watch the teaser in English   and in French

Access the E-Learning tool Learn and enjoy!